News Flash: Former congressman is the last person in America to learn that Dick Cheney doesn't give a damn what the public thinks. I think you can safely credit his fake surprise to the fact that he's hawking his new book. After all, as a co-founder of one of the architectural pillars of hard-right conservative theology (the Heritage Foundation), he's certainly no political naif.
Why Sex Scandals are Good for America. The German magazine Der Spiegel offers its take from across the Atlantic.
Onion Peels. The satirical publication The Onion has some ideas about McCain's possible running mates.
Parents of Teenagers Seen Dancing in the Street. They're celebrating the possibility that this anti-sagging-pants law could spread.
Never Stop Networking. Finally, with the economic storm clouds gathering, Fortune has some good ideas about how you can make your job more recession-proof. Pay special attention to this one: "Never stop networking. Of course, the day you get a pink slip is not the day you want to start calling old colleagues, asking former bosses out to lunch, and getting in touch to say hello to all the interesting people you've known over the years. No, the time to start doing that is now." Do please take that to heart, y'all. If I had a dime for every old friend and acquaintance who's suddenly feverishly interested in spending time with me shortly after losing their job (but who tends to disappear while gainfully employed), I could buy you all lunch. Hell, maybe I will anyway! The point, though, is this: stay in touch with your network on an ongoing basis, not just when you need something. Because good networks are like banks. And if you're only making withdrawals, pretty soon, there's nothing left to withdraw. Enough said about that.